First the natural, then the spiritual
All who are born generally have a birthday celebration: mostly by parents and their friends and relatives around the birth; later by the person him/herself with his friends and relatives each year on the date.
One who has become born-again from Above as a believer in Yeshua/Jesus celebrates his/her new birth as a child of God, and remembers this yearly, even daily.
Israel/the Jewish people celebrates her birth as a nation at the Passover each year, when YHVH God redeemed and delivered them as a people from Egypt and hard bondage.
The Fall “Feasts of the LORD” — beginning with the Memorial of [Trumpet] Blasts, through the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Booths/Tabernacles — look ahead to the new birth of the nation as the Israel of God, when their sins are forgiven under the New Covenant.
Double birthdays; double New Years. Save your people, O LORD, God of Israel! May many more Jewish people come to know Yeshua/Jesus as their Savior and Lord during this coming year. It is better to know Him “today” and be found in Christ/Messiah, than to wait uncertainly if any might be shown mercy and included in His salvation of “all Israel” in that Day.
This article originally appeared on Streams in the Negev, September 28, 2019, and reposted with permission.
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Howard Bass is the congregation pastor/leader of Nachalat Yeshua (Yeshua's Inheritance) in Beer Sheva, Israel.